A Room with a View Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. Emerson show Lucy at the church?

2. The tea at the end of Chapter 8 is fun but has an undercurrent of what?

3. At the church, Lucy tells Mr. Emerson that George should do what, upon hearing of his unhappiness?

4. In what way have the Emersons been snubbed at the Pension?

5. In Chapter 4, why does George throw an object into the river?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Phaeton is instructed to drop off Persephone, Lucy wavers between two emotions. What are they?

2. George experiences a change in Chapter 4. What is it?

3. What symbol in nature is used to express Lucy's emotion after her kiss with George?

4. What are reasons Lucy gives Cecil for breaking off their engagement?

5. Lucy has a nightmare in Chapter 11 and wakes up screaming. What does this symbolize?

6. Miss Bartlett and Miss Lavish spend a great deal of time determining who should sit where on the carriage ride so as to avoid tension. In the end, the two women lose control of the seating. What does this symbolize?

7. How is the character of Cecil described?

8. What do Mr. Beebe and Cecil agree upon? What do they disagree upon?

9. Why is it ironic that Cecil tries to lead Lucy and Mrs. Honeychurch away from the men in the lake?

10. What does Cecil complain about when Mrs. Honeychurch hosts a garden party to introduce him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the beginning of "A Room with a View", Mr. Emerson is accused through gossip of killing his wife. Later in the novel, Lucy understands what really happened. What really happens and why is it said in society that Mr. Emerson killed his wife?

Essay Topic 2

The position of womanhood in society is explained at the beginning of Chapter 4. Lucy is described as caught between being medieval and modern, two very different lifestyles.

1) Describe the difference between these two categories.

2) Cite three examples from the novel where Lucy is considered medieval or modern.

3) Based on the society Lucy lives in, which is the more appropriate lifestyle for Lucy to follow?

Essay Topic 3

Society is an important aspect that is trying to shape the character Lucy in "A Room with a View".

1) Describe the type of society Lucy is born into.

2) Discuss the expectations society has for Lucy.

3) Analyze whether Lucy's actions are a result of trying to conform to or resist societal expectations.

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